Many clinical studies have shown that micro-channeling (Needling) is more effective than other methods of treatment including laser resurfacing, chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
Micro-needling or micro-channeling uses a micro-needle roller to painlessly penetrate the epidermis in order to stimulate collagen and elastin growth and to create clear routes to increase absorption of topical serums into the skin. This system also benefits acne scars.
Micro-needing became popular in 2004-2005, however the theory of puncturing the skin has been around for a long time. Have you ever punctured a zit? Afterwards, the healing process begins. Tattooing is also a form of micro-needling with a penetration depth of about 1.2 mm.
Histological findings of skin tissue that was microneedled with 0.5 to 1.5 mm long needles (according to facial skin thickness) revealed that they stimulated massive growth of elastin- and collagen fibres (in some cases up to 1,000%). The inventor called this form of microneedling COLLAGEN-INDUCTION-THERAPY (CIT in short). In the Nineties the Canadian surgeon Camirand used tattoo-guns without colour pigments to treat operation scars after plastic surgery. His intention was to perforate scars to take off their tension. They became softer and pigmentation sometimes came back. This post-operative microneedling technique soon disappeared from the operation rooms because it was a tedious job without income.
There are several micro-needling devices on the market for at home use. One product such system DermaFIT™ combines a dermaroller with a topical peptide serum to encourage the growth of collagen, elastin, keratin skin to give you a more youthful, smooth appearance. What I like about this system is that it comes with a topical peptide that has been specifically formulated for micro-needling, plus a sunblock and instructions. Your skin will be more sensitive to after each treatment. The roller is easy to maneuver and the needles are .25mm. It takes a little practice to learn how deep to press to the roller into your skin to get a uniform treatment.
The DermaFit is only sold to medical practices and spas, the aesthetician or MD demonstrate will demonstarte how to it effectively for home use.
An at home micr-needling treatment will not take the place of an in -office micro-needling treatment with DermaFrac, a new micro-needling office treatment.
I will post an update on this treatment is a couple of weeks.